Letters From Thoth & The New Era Elements
I have to admit, I never really "got" this card - too many meanings and they never really clicked - but I am liking the Thoth version although I am still learning all the many meanings Crowley put into this card.
The Hanged Man (Thoth)
I like that Crowley says the idea of sacrifice for this card is very outdated and of the old Aeon - this new Aeon we are in does not call for that. He says that it is actually counterproductive and we should be looking for the annihilation of the self in the Beloved - the devotional ecstasy that dissolves all sense of separateness - to bring enlightenment to the unenlightened.
The Hanged Man (NEE)
This is a card of looking within and tends to pop up when we are in a crisis of some sort. We may feel helpless or lost, exposed. It's a time of hanging out and looking at our habits and points of view and seeing them from a new perspective. We need to take this time to face whatever is haunting us and get unstuck from the emotional struggles.
This is a time to pause and look at where we are and what we are thinking and doing. When we get stuck it sometimes helps to just stop and look at things from a different perspective. In this way we can learn and integrate new things into our lives and not stagnate with the same old same old. Don't struggle against it... just be. Step by step we learn and grow.
My Tarot Card Practice. I have been studying Tarot for over 20 years now and am still learning new things daily.